The guys has it in his blood: built MP3.com up, got it public and sold it for about $400m. He then says “After MP3.com, I founded Lindows, a desktop Linux company now called Linspire. I stepped down as CEO earlier this year to focus on SIPphone and MP3tunes, which is a digital music company just getting started. “
Later he says “ We licensed some technology called GIPS that allows you to deal with core network-quality environments. It’s the same technology Skype uses.”. yeah, who’s buying GIPS ? And if anyone can use that codec, then it’s all about user experience (great and simple interface), distribution and brand right? So, are YHOO, TWX, EBAY going to use GIPS. Probably. GOOG already does.
Finally, it seems he has a killer FEATURE, not app. But I give my Skype ID to everyone, not my Gizmo ID, so my internet ID is also a huge barrier to entry…
“some feature differences between Skype and Gizmo Project. On the plus side for Skype, they have instant messaging, and we won’t be putting out our beta version for another week or two. What we do have is call record, which is great for podcasting. We have unlimited conference calling, free voice mail, call mapping, sound blasts, which is the ability to send sound. “